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Maple Glazed French Toast Casserole

All the warm gooey goodness of French toast, minus the hassle
Maple Glazed French Toast Casserole
Photo courtesy of Happy Money Saver

You can whip up this easy and delicious brunch dish on a lazy weekend morning and then store it in your freezer to feed a big brunch crowd or a bunch of hungry kids. When you cook the French toast casserole, your home will be filled with the yummy aroma of cinnamon and sugar. Drizzle the maple glaze on top to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Recipe courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Ingredients

For the French toast

  • 9 thick slices of brioche bread
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Cups half and half
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg

For the glaze

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon maple flavor extract
  • dash of salt

Directions

For the French toast

Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.

Cut each slice of the brioche bread diagonally creating 18 triangles. Butter one side of each piece and place butter side up in the 9x13 baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together half and half, eggs, vanilla cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover with plastic wrap.

Make it now

Place baking dish in refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Remove plastic wrap. Bake for 40 minutes or until a tested inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle glaze evenly over the top.

Make it a freezer meal

Wrap the pan tightly with plastic wrap, pressing down gently to remove air. Place glaze bag on top of pan and cover both with foil. Label and place in freezer.

Cook from frozen

Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Remove foil, glaze packet, and plastic wrap. Place frozen pan directly into oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle glaze evenly over the top.

 

For the glaze

In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients of the glaze. Pour glaze into a labeled quart-size freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and seal.